Andrew Cauthen has been making a lot of music for well over a decade. A
single man with a keyboard, a computer and the drive to translate the
world around him into sound.
His interpretations take on many forms: techno to ambient, and numerous
styles in-between, and a few styles that may be his own invention.
In this the first of three episodes of the CerebralMix, we spend and
hour examining some of the early works of Andrew Cauthen as compiled on
his "Early Ones" releases.
With ten hours of music in just the compilation of his early works,
Andrew Cauthen distinguishes himself. Not because his work is
groundbreaking or different: in fact he uses forms that are recognizable
and popular, and yet he also reserves space to investigate forms that
are different and unique to his perspective.
And, that's where the value of his work presents itself. Andrew is an
interpreter of the world around him, and it's his unique perception of
the world that comes out in his audio interpretations.
The ideas and thoughts he investigates are put on level ground. It
doesn't make a difference if it's a small idea ("19th Street Coffee") or
some unique and revealing perspective ("Time Is A Slippery Slope"). All
ideas are explored deflty from his perspective.
And, this brings us to the end of the exploration of Andrew Cauthen's
works for this week. I hope you will join me again for another
exploration of the sounds between thoughts on The CerebralMix.
SourceOriginal audio files / ATR 2020 USB Microphone
This episode was more of a challenge for me to get into but I fell like I can't entirely knock The Sound Chaser for putting together a mix of electronic music that I've never heard. I give this episode four stars but say that on this episode listeners will not find a bunch of mind pleasing Pop songs filled with catchy hooks and chorus.